Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA)
Qualifications for the Pennsylvania Alternate System of Assessment (PASA)
- Students with the MOST significant cognitive disabilities who meet all six eligibility criteria.
- Participation determination is made annually by the student’s IEP team.
- The decision is documented in section IV of the student's IEP.
2020-21 PASA Testing Information
Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) will serve as the new PASA assessment vendor for the 2020-21 testing cycle. Students taking the DLM alternate assessment will be assessed in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics in grades 3-8 and 11. The ELA portion of the assessment includes both reading and math. Science will be assessed in grades 4,8, and 11 in three domains: physical, life, and earth and space science. Assessment coordinators and district test coordinators are required to complete mandatory webinars prior to enrolling students in the new system.